Space Station: Middle Finger | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Space Station: Middle FingerSpace Station: Middle Finger
BA SCORE
4.17/5
1,611 Ratings
Space Station: Middle FingerSpace Station: Middle Finger
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
From the dawn of time, humans have looked to the sky for answers. Space Station Middle Finger replies to all from its eternal orbit. Behold and enjoy Space Station Middle Finger, a bright golden American Pale Ale.

50 IBU

Added by AleWatcher on 03-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,308
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
1,611
pDev:
8.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
447
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 1,611 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of DaveCash
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of themayorkoch
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdriley10
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pdurm33
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been ages since I had a beer from Three Floyds as they haven't distributed to New Jersey in years. This was one of two of their offerings that I traded for a recently over at Other Half and it certainly didn't disappoint, although there wasn't anything particularly memorable about it...except for that crazy-ass label!

Not a bad pour to this as the beer poured a nice golden hue with plenty of head and a good amount of lacing left behind once I started to work my way through it. The rings were thick and stiff as the foam never quite settled down on top of the liquid. Soapy with lemon and herbal notes, the aroma wasn't strong but certainly had a unique profile. Grass, dank vegetables, and floral notes followed up in the taste but this seemed so mellow that it came across as a light take on an English Pale Ale. A nice resin slickness was left behind as a metallic, tangerine aftertaste softly came in and faded away before the next sip.

Not strong or weak, this was nicely balanced with a light body and bitterness that kept this pretty unassuming. Not a bad beer but there could have been more going on here, so that the liquid would be more in alignment with the gesture on the bottle!

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Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rypkr
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmoriarty
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eammon1920
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lightly honey golden blonde with a pillowy head of 2 fingers. Lace is just phenomenal.

Fantastic aroma of pine and citrus, just tons of fresh orange, grapefruit, and a little bit o' mango.

Flavor is pretty resiny and piney, contrary to the nose. It is very clean though. Suggestions of honey. There's a good quantity of grapefruit here, but it's sadly overshadowed by resins and pine.

Feel is crisp and clean, leaves a slightly oily residue on the tongue and mouth.

Overall, I'd place this somewhere between Alpha King and Zombie Dust. It's decent, especially the nose, but the fruit is lost in a haze of pine and resins and it comes off way more bitter than it is. It's a decent west coast-style IPA, but brewed in Illinois. I love clean, fruity IPA's. This doesn't quite measure up, but it's way better than Alpha.

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Photo of Grovejr20
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelampp
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaySchroeder
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just an amazingly great beer. Wonderful zestiness with the hops that have a nice bitterness along with the fruit flavors. A big vertebrae of malt and the distinguished signature freshness that looms in 3 floyds beers. The Feel is great and makes me want more. The more I drink the better it gets. Cheers

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Photo of mattlikesthehops
3.15/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcooper0027
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayGarrison
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjc3151
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheMiddleTeton
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

It's got a great balance of malt and of hops. It's juicy but also hoppy... also malty. It's more than just an alcoholic juice. And damn near better than Zombie Dust. Definitely Zombie Dust's main competitor from Three Floyds. Yum yum, this shit tastes like a head full of gumballs and it's a damn-near perfect beer. A six pack of it shant be regretted.

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Photo of BEER88
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Malty and dry in the back but a good beer.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased 8/15/17 at brewery. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: 2F foamy head with good retention. Leaves generous lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a clear medium amber.

S: Tropical and floral notes. Fair amount of malt and earthiness.

T: Follows nose. Malt forward, a little bit of citrus and earth on the back end.

F: Light to medium body. Light carbonation. Solid construction and balance.

O: Very good APA. Better than most.

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Space Station: Middle Finger from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 1,611 ratings
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